Sanjita Chanu’s B sample returns positive, to appear before international hearing panel | More sports News
Chanu has determined to current her case earlier than the listening to panel of the Worldwide Weightlifting Federation (IWF) in Hungary.
If Sanjita fails to show her innocence earlier than the IWF listening to panel, she faces a most punishment of 4 years, as stipulated for a first-time offender.
“The B pattern take a look at was despatched to Sanjita on September 11 and we’ll current our case earlier than the IWF listening to panel in Budapest. We are going to spotlight the errors dedicated by the IWF on this case,” Sanjita’s brother Bijen Singh stated.
“It (the worldwide physique) has admitted its errors. We’re assured of profitable the case,” he added.
Ought to her battle fail within the IWF, Sanjita is prone to knock on the doorways of the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sports activities (CAS) in Switzerland.
“We are going to battle for justice until the top. We are going to do no matter is out there to us. She has been wronged,” he added.
Within the letter which knowledgeable her concerning the ‘B’ pattern consequence, the IWF had given time until September 18 to inform the world physique whether or not she needs to look earlier than a listening to panel.
She was given the choice to be current in individual at a daily IWF listening to session, or at a rare listening to, or by telephone convention or skype.
In reply, Sanjita wrote, “I want to seem earlier than the listening to panel by my consultant (or myself) to show my innocence.”
Sanjita is now mulling whether or not to look in individual or ship a lawyer.
“Contemplating the associated fee concerned for 2 individuals (Sanjita and a lawyer) going to Hungary, we might ship only a lawyer to signify her within the listening to in Budapest. However it’s not but finalised. We are going to take a name on it within the subsequent few days,” Bijen stated.
The IWF, earlier within the yr, admitted to committing an “administrative mistake” in giving the precise pattern variety of Sanjita in its report of her failed dope take a look at.
It had talked about two totally different pattern numbers in its communication of her dope flunk on Could 15 and Sanjita had demanded an inquiry.
The Nationwide Anti-Doping Company stated that the IWF’s admission is not going to have any impression on the precise doping challenge.
The admission from the IWF got here after the problem reached the Prime Minister’s Workplace. The PMO had written to the Sports activities Ministry to look into the matter, which, in flip, directed the NADA to take action.
Sanjita’s ‘A’ pattern, taken out-of-competition in the US on November 18 earlier than the World Championships final yr, examined constructive for an anabolic steroid. The dope consequence (of A pattern), nevertheless, got here solely on Could 15 when she was put underneath provisional suspension.
The ‘B’ pattern request was made in June and the consequence was given to her on September 11.
Sanjita has additionally requested the IWF to disclose the title of the weightlifter whose pattern quantity is 1599176 and which was talked about in a single place within the letter despatched to her informing her about her dope flunk.
The quantity had (although mistakenly) appeared in my suspension order, I assume it’s my proper to know him/her. This may assist me in convincing how the error occurred,” she stated within the letter written to the IWF.